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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows

Who Can Apply: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, Foreign Citizens (must be attending a US University and be eligible for a full-time work permit) – GPA of 3.7 or higher recommended

IMPORTANT: All candidates for the Carnegie Junior Fellowship must be nominated by their college or university. Please contact the National Scholarships Office for information about the University of Maryland nomination process.

Only students and recent graduates who HAVE NOT begun graduate studies are eligible.

Specific eligibility requirements are posted along with each year’s application guidelines and information, usually available by October.

Application forms, guidelines and information are available from the National Scholarships Office, usually by October.

Description: Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 300 colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates, providing research assistance on projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, trade, China-related issues, South Asian issues and Russian/Eurasian studies. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials.

Award Amount: Positions are paid, full-time positions. Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $3,291.67 per month ($39,500 per year). A full benefits package is also provided.

Duration: One Year (August 1 through July 31).

UMCP Campus Deadline: December 1 – All Maryland students applying for nomination to the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program competition must submit their applications to the National Scholarships Office, 2403 Marie Mount Hall, by this date.

National Deadline: Applications must be received by January 15.

Program Preferences: Applications are judged on the quality of the written essay, related academic study and/or work experience, grades, recommendations, and personal interviews.

Prior internationally-oriented research or employment experience in think-tanks, Government offices, academic programs or other relevant venues is very helpful.

Language abilities are often required or highly desirable. Specific preferences are discussed in each year’s application guidelines and information, usually available from the NSO by October.

Strong interest in future graduate study in fields related to the work of the Endowment is helpful.

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